Plainville, Mass., Mar. 30, 1922
"PRINCESS MARY" MAKES DEBUT ON NATIONAL
"Princess Mary" is no longer ours
alone. Through her spectacular de-
but before the movie audiences of
Boston she has met — and won the
hearts of — thousands of women.
"Princess Maty' has become a
"star". She has shared stage honors
with Mae Murray, Theda Bara, Viola
Dana. Virginia Pearson and other
leaders of Filmdom. She has won
the approval of these queens of the
silent stage, and their audiences as
well. It all happened this way:
March 13th, 14th and 15th Marcus
Loew opened his new State Theatre,
on Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.
The State is New England's finest
and largest moving picture house.
Mr. Loew wished to make its opening
a worthy opening; one that would
long be remembered in the theatri-
cal world. Accordingly, he invited
forty famous moving picture stars —
actors and actresses — to visit Boston
and be present at the opening.
You have read very likely in the
papers of what happened. Boston's
movie fans gave them a welcome the
like of which none of the picture peo-
ple had ever witnessed or experienced.
The governor received them, the
mayor received them — and the public
>r< at to them. Nothing like it has
been seen since the doughboys
dropped back from France.
Monday and Tuesday, at the after-
noon and evening performances, the
entire group of forty film favorites
appeared on the stage of the State
Theatre and were introduced to the
And here enters "Princess Mary!"
A mesh bag of our newest, design
had been given Mae Murray and
Theda Bara, and "Princess Mary"
accompanied each of these peerh^s
picture queen.-, as she was introduced
to the applauding thousands. And
"Princess Mary" did more than
merely accompany! "Princess Mary"
played a part.
When Mae Murray was introduced
at each performance, comment was
made by Xiles Granlund, Publicity
Manager of Loew's Theatres, on her
beautiful mesh bag. And Miss Mur-
ray told each audience that she
adored her "Whiting & Davis 'Prin-
cess Mary' Mesh Bag" — and she dis-
played it to the admiration and envy
of thousands of women.
"Princess Mary" was also passed
among the group of stars on the stage
for admiring comment.
No other product was advertised
or featured in any manner during
the three days of the gigantic .jubilee.
And seldom, if ever before, has snch
publicity been given a product in
the unusual, highly dramatic man-
ner which introduced "Princess
Mary" to the Boston movie world.
Miss Murray and Miss Bara were
given the mesh bags they carried and
these hags have already pi-oven their
value as "go-getters" of business.
Moving pictures of the two actress-
es were taken, displaying the "Prin-
cess Mary" in attractive poses. These
pictures were shown throughout the
entire Loew theatre circuit during
Cont'd on Vazr 3 Col.l
A Boon To Motorists
Dresses — No Pockets
Distribution — Mesh Bags
By Harry B. Rowan
Now conies the Spring Vacation
after a winter spent in the factory
making mesh bags. Many will take ad-
vantage this lime to relax and visit
home, loved ones, and friends.
Have you ever stopped
to think just what a vacation does for
you. The principle thing it gives you
is different thoughts, it takes you
away from your work and on up to
the height where you can see things
clearer, where the little petty things
that were irritating are glossed over,
and blotted out leaving only the
beautiful picture of your field in
which you labor.
Try to bring back with
you when vacation is over something
of the feeling one has when attempt-
ing the job you know is worthy of
the best that is in you, and determine
to make good.
# # #
Richard Berkley with a
mind ever striving to find additional
uses for the mesh he produces for the
W. & I). Co. has apparently hit upon
a good idea.
Motorist and Garagemen are in-
terested in the "Blow Out Patch"
he has constructed, it was shown to
thousands at the Boston Auto Show-
two weeks ago.
Using metal mesh between the fab-
ric layers and vulcanizing it so that
it makes for a re-inforeed construc-
tion, his blow out patch will give
hundreds of miles of service. For re-
sults — keep at it.
# • • •
•" Paris Dressmakers"
are pleased to turn out their " Crea-
tions" without pockets.
Ladies accept these as "Stylish"
and so a demand for bags is created.
Tt is safe to say that right now more
bags arc being carried than ever be-
Ti i:n Over
by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co.
Editor . . H. B. Rowan
Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory
Phoebe Havey Sol'd Mesh Dept.
Rita Abrams Unsol'd Mesh Dept.
Dick Barton Mesh Dept.
Ted Peterson Stamp Dept.
Erwin Sylvia Tool Dept.
Frank Brown Bench Dept .
COMMERCIAL PRESS- PRINTERS
fore, in fact it has become a craze with
many to harmonize bag and dress for
* # #
If it were possible for people to
see our entire line of Mesh Bags
greater sales and enthusiasm would
accrue. Of course the Buyer sees
many of them,' but the consumer
whom we are trying to interest does
not see all, on the contrary he only
sees what the buyer has picked out
for his approval. But this is now be-
ing attended to by national advertis-
ing placed in the proper channels
showing cuts of the new bags as they
Don't buy anything you have no
Don 't buy more than you need.
Don't buy anything you can't af-
Don't save one week and spend all
of your savings the next week.
Save when you have a chance.
Save for your necessities.
Saving, like spending, gets to be a
habit. Easy spent pennies get to be
Learn to save when you are young,
it becomes a habit when you are old.
When once you have acquired the
real saving habit it is fixed for all
.Many a nail can be straightened
out for future use.
Conditions have improved in sever-
al basic industries. Better outlook
for trade in the coming months.
Lack of forward orders has made
it difficult to plan policies far in ad-
vance in many industries.
1 . S. Steel Corporation is showing
more activity in a business way. This
applies to the Independents also.
Building as compared with last
year is in much larger volume.
NO HARD TIMES AROUND THIS
By 0. J. Mitchell .
Mitchell & Co., Ingersoll
Clipping from "Industrial Canada."
I am glad to see that you are taking
up a campaign against the cry of
hard times. If we want hard times,
all we need to do is cry hard times
and they will sure come. Now as
for myself, I cotildn't very well cry
hard times when we are real busy. I
have a lot of customers who think
prices of my product must come
down, but I manage to convince them
that they must go up, and not down,
and I can easily explain.
We worked steady the last two
years, never a slack moment, and we
have been steady all winter and now
is the time we take our orders so that
I can't see anything but another busy
year. It perhaps is only fair to say
that I have what the parties want,
but here is one thing I do. I was 72
years old on the 28th day of Febru-
ary and of course I am a young man
and I don't sit down and wait. I take
some good trips and I believe it keeps
me on my feet and keeps me in touch
with conditions outside of my own
I went out last week, gone three
days, fetched home orders for $3,200
worth of business, and found every-
one glad to see me, and of course, they
won't believe that I am 72 years old,
but old or young I get the orders
when I go after them and I find it
makes my traveller sit up and take
notice. He can't hand me anything
about hard times, I know all he knows,
and, for a young lad like me, some-
times I believe I know more. I take
the trouble to find out.
Now, I didn't finish that trip. It
was 22 to 30 below zero and, although
very young, I caught a bad cold and
of course, got a trifle used up and
came home. Now, I really believe
had I not caught that cold, I could
have closed as much more, but I find
one must feel well to be at his best
and I came home. But don't make
any mistake. I am going back after
them orders if the Lord lets me live
The writer has his mind on a young
man, a trifle over half my age. He
sits in his office, smokes until he is
black in the face and depends on his
travellers who are selling on commis-
sion. The goods are too dear, the
travellers tell him so, but he tries to
argue the travellers out of it. They
carry several lines and sell those
thai are the best value and keep the
others to offer where they get a cus-
tomer that don't know. If this gent
would chase himself out and find out
the conditions, he would know where
he is at. / think all manufacturers
should take a trip: it puts them wise
and keeps them on their feet and on
Persia has no old maids.
Shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea aver-
age one for every day in the year.
Bread is the daily food of less than
one-third of the world's population.
Banknotes are said to have been
used in China nearly 5,000 years ago.
By turning out the toes, you throw
the weight of the body on the instep,
with bad effects.
Women pass through mental
changes at the ages of twenty-eight,
thirty-five, and forty-five.
Wireless waves all travel at the
same speed, regardless of their separ-
The record distance walked in one
hour was 8 miles 438 yards by G. E.
Larner, in 1905.
Income tax in the U. S. A. which is
very low on small incomes, rises as
high as 73 per cent, on the largest in-
The Salvation Army has 26,181
bandsmen, 751 day schools, and 41
naval and military schools scattered
all over the world.
PRESERVATION OF BELTS
In a well covered iron vessel beat
at a temperature of 50°C (152"F) one
part by weight of caoutchouc, cut in
small pieces, with one part by weight
of rectified turpentine.
When the caoutchouc is dissolved add
0.8 part of colophony, stir until this
is dissolved, and add to the mixture
0.1 part of yellow wax. Into another
vessel of suitable size pour 3 parts of
fish oil, add 1 part of tallow, and heat
the mixture until the tallow is melt-
ed, then pour on the contents of the
first vessel, constantly stirring. — an
operation to be continued until the
matter is cooled and congealed.
The grease is to be rubbed on the
inside of the belts from time to time
while they are in use. The belts run
easily and do not slip. The grease
may also serve for improving oM
Gene Manchester had a most won-
derful time at the Athletic Associa-
tion dance March 17th. But it wasn't
on the floor. They wouldn't let him
It is now known that scurvy is
caused by being deprived of fresh
vegetable food, but even people so
situated that vegetables are beyond
their reach need fear nothing so loop:
as they have plenty of lime juice.
It was the importation of the lime
from the West Indies into Europe
that killed scurcy. All ships likely to
be a long time at sea have to carry
lime-juice and to allow the men a cer-
Indeed, on a whaling ship, or a
sealer, the skipper generally sees to
it, personally, that each man takes
his "whack" daily.
The lime, which is a small kind of
lemon, is medicinally the most valu-
able fruit in existence. It not only
prevents scurvy, but, if taken in time,
cures it ; and it will also cure ma in-
forms of blood-poisoning, if taken in
As many as twenty limes a day are
sometimes prescribed, and the cures
effected are amazing.
PRINCESS MARY MAKES
Cout'd from Page 1 Col. 2
the week of March 20th— 130 thea-
tres — accompanied by a title flashed
on the screen stating that "Miss Mae
Murray Carries a Whiting & Davis
Figuring that the average attend-
ance per theatre at each show is
1,000 — a very low estimate for the
130 theatres — and figuring only two
shows a day — another low figure-
would give us for the week the brain-
reeling (no pun intended) total of
1,560,000 persons with whom we must
now share our admiration of the
grace and beauty of "Princess
Wouldn't it be interesting to know
who worked on the bags which Mae
Murray and Theda Bara now prize
so highly* Perhaps you did! Cer-
tainly there is added interest and in-
creased incentive to all of us in the
knowledge that Whiting & Davis lias
become an institution with national
recognition. Mesh bags cease to be
merely "mesh bags" in the caressing
hands of a beautiful woman. They
give to and partake of the grace and
charm that win fame and fortune.
And so we share willingly the ad-
miration of "Princess Mary" which
has been so suddenly and prodigious-
ly thrust upon her, knowing that in
beauty of design, in gleaming silken-
textured mesh, she is well worthy the
companionship and adoration of any
WHAT AMBITION MEANS
We appreciate this opportunity to
make you acquainted with another
one of our girls. This young lady
who is dressed for athletics came to
work for the Whiting & Davis Co.,
about nine months ago in the Plan-
ning Dept. She likes dancing im-
mensly and keeps up communication
with Lowell, her former home through
a yonng man in a Ford Coupe. Rumor
has it that lace curtains hang there-
in ! Anyway, Freda sure is a popular
girl and the fellow is mighty lucky.
CARD OF THANKS
We, the undersigned, wish to ex-
tend our sincere thanks and apprecia-
tion for the many tokens of love and
sympathy during the illness and
death of our father.
Robert Austin held the lucky num-
ber in the American Legion Drawing
for the Ford auto. Bob took the
money though, for rumor has it that
he is looking over furniture catalogs.
Bill Sweet at the W. & D. dance
gave the impression he was sweet six-
teen again. Some dancing. He sure
Tom Tierney was on to New York
recently to visit his son who is sick in
a hospital with appondicitns.
Ambition means the desire for
something better and finer in your
Ambition means aspiration; that
yon are visioning the heights and in-
tend to climb them.
Ambition means that yon have
forethought ; that yon are not afraid
of planting a ti'ec although yon know
yon may never eat its fruit or sit
in its shade.
It means that .you arc not lazy;
that yon will push on and up when
you are inclined to lie down or stop
Ambition finds time for self-im-
provement in the spare hours.
It makes you leave your comfort-
able bed in the morning when yon
would like to turn over and take an-
Ambition encourages you to choose
good friends and companions.
Ambition knows no discourage-
FOOTBALLS MADE OF STRAW
Eighteenth-century sportsmen would
have been strong in their condemna-
tion of the footballs we used nowa-
days. They would have said that
such "bags of wind"' were fit only
for old men and children. That is
because footballers in those days pre-
ferred more solid. Their footballs
were made of straw plaited into rope,
which, after being looped and
bundled into a ball, was kicked about
in water until it acquired a perfect
This type of football was favoured
when the sport was in its infancy,
and when sometime later, the leather
ball was introduced, it was stuffed
hard with horsehair. Even this was
regarded by the straw ball exponents
as an effeminate concession to tender
John Jedlinski. of the tool room,
has taken a position in North Attlc-
Attendance at llie Restaurant is
or ii onus
CAUGHT IN THE MESH
WHIST PLAYERS. ATTENTION
The girls of the Office hereby issue
their defy to the male members who
play whist. Let it come quick.
The office employees had a jolly St.
Patrick's Party iu the afternoon.
Gene was master of ceremonies. A
duet was rendered by II. Lanphier
and Ed Manchester. C. Kershaw
gave a heart gripping rendition of
tin- "Boy on the Burning Deck." A
Clog and Shuffle done by Gene and
John was received fairly well. The
Irish Reel by Rita and Walter took
those present off their feet. The af-
fair was voted a huge success.
Ed. Osterholm is entitled to be
called papa. Robert Edward, 81bs,
doing well. Question: Where are
Louis Entwistle and wife are con-
templating a trip to England in the
Meet Miss Ruby Burton, the Wad-
co official stenographer. Many times
we have imposed on this young lady's
good nature in bringing her copy
which must he rushed. Of course she
always gets it done for which w e are
greatly indebted. Miss Burton has
been with the concern two years and
ine popular member of the office
force. During Nurse Cote's recent
illness Miss Burton substituted in the
Walter Rankin certainly is of the
chosen ones. Remember the auto ac-
cident? Well, he got a settlement al-
The Athletic Association treasury
is in a more healthful state. There is
considerably over a hundred dollars
Messrs. Berkley and Rowan
demonstrated the Berkley Blow-Out
Patch at the Auto Show in Boston.
.Much favorable comment was heard
Benry Desantelle is being con-
gratulated by fellow employees on
his recent election to the Sewer Board
of North Attleboro.
WHITING CHAIN CO. NOTES
President Athletic Association
REPAIR DEPARTMENT NOTES
Walter Feid, who left last week for
the South to go in training with the
New Haven Club of the Eastern Lea-
gue, was presented, before leaving,
with a purse of money by his shop-
mates, and was sent off with their
heartiest wishes for a most successful
Rita Lantigue is certainly a good
patron of the Skating Rink. She
says she likes the music, but we think
that the attendants are an attraction.
Mildred Schwing is much pleased
over the Spring weather, she has al-
ready got out her golf clubs, and ex-
pects to cop a good many prizes this
Geraldine Farrar has a coming
rival in the Repair Dept. tn the per-
son of Emily Wedding who has start-
ed on a contract with the Grev Gull
Bertha Schmidt and Frances
Mathews: Why walk in the same
direction noon-times. Daily attrac-
Florence Austin is suspected of
fAI« AND WARMER.
DREAMS OF A MOTORIST.
Mr. John Kilton of the Chain Co.,
reports business very good and pros-
pects for future trade of the h
He slates that they are about to send
out a wonderful new line of faney
chains and novelties.
Mr. Ed. Coombs attended the Auto
Show in Boston.
Bill Paginton, John Killion and the
Blaine Brothers have formed a Beef
Steak Club at the Restaurant.
Mr. Elsesser formerly manager of
the Chain Co., who is now in Germany
has written Mr. Whiting to the effect
that business is very bad there, but
that he is about to start the manufac-
ture of pencils. He is much interested
in the Chain Co.. and would like to
read more of his one time fellow work-
ers in the Wadco. We will do our
best to gratify his wish.
Miss Ella Yuell has been in the
employ of the Company 15 years. She
was working on bags when the meth-
od was to solder one ring at a time.
How many would want to go back to
that way of making mesh bags. Are
not you glad for the improvements
that have taken place whereby it is
done in the furnace. It seems as
though we would have little patience
with the old method. Miss Yuell fills
a very responsible position in Dept.
Howard: "Did you say Berkley
plays the piano?"
Charles: "Play! say. Berkley is
the man who keeps the rents on
South St., down to sea level."
Fred Sweeting, tool maker, has
been confined to his garage most of
his leisure hours during the last two
months suffering with his Ford.
Frank Brown. popular bench
hand, was much in evidence in the
recent election of Town Officers of
Many from the Factory attend c d
the Auto Sho'w. among them some of
the Managers who .called to see the
Berkley Blow-Out Patch demonstrat-